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LIBERTY — The Clay County African American Legacy managed a physically-distant 20th Annual Liberty Juneteenth Celebration Fundraiser Friday, July 24. With chairs spaced across the former Garrison School gym, friends, elected officials and honored guests sat 6 feet away from each other.
Jacob Greenwood was listed on the Graceland University Spring 2020 Honors List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Graceland University has listed Savannah Bushman and Shelbie Langford on the 2020 spring president’s list for achieving a 4.0 GPA. Additionally, Mary Perkins and Ashley Skelton were listed on the Honors List for achieving a GPA of 3.65 or higher.
(The Center Square) – In testimony given before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Scott S. Dahl, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), said an estimated $26 billion in improper payments made through the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program is expected to be made because of three new UI programs created by coronavirus relief bills.
Our experiences with the coronavirus have changed many of us. We’ve been locked down, scared to shop, startled at the number of people who refuse to wear a mask in public, and worse, we’ve been socially isolated. Now we want something new.
NORTHLAND — Camp Invention, a nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, returns to Liberty Oaks Elementary School the week of Aug. 3. Although the camp takes place within a Liberty Public Schools’ building, the program is open to those living in surrounding areas.
SMITHVILLE — As the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, which oversees Smithville Lake, stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the holiday, according to a press release.
As the Northland continues to adapt to a new normal and is taking cautious steps to reopen, so too is the Courier-Tribune.
LIBERTY — Longtime Liberty resident Gieselle Fest launched a Change.org petition Wednesday, June 24, to potentially save a Confederate statue in the Fairview & New Hope Cemeteries. The petition is a counter to another petition seeking removal of the statue and pedestal.
Some state and local governments have discussed ways to make up for shortfalls in revenue – including depending on the federal government to bail them out. But some officials instead say they will tighten their belts and make do with existing tax dollars.
LIBERTY — In an effort to show support for Liberty business owners in the Historic Dowtown Liberty District, residents decorated cars for a parade that drove around the Liberty Square Saturday, June 6.
Editor’s Note: This is one story in a series that sheds light on the local economic impact of the novel coronavirus and related shutdowns on Northland industries.
Col. Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced the patrol is extending the suspension of all written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations until April 27.
Most major airlines have trimmed their flight schedules as the number of passengers have dropped significantly amid concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus.
KEARNEY — Like many other community events, in an effort to help prevent the spread of possible novel coronavirus infections, Kearney Business Group canceled the Home, Health and Business Expo, scheduled to take place Saturday, March 28, at Kearney High School.
SMITHVILLE — As an annual prequel to Nehemiah Festival, Smithville will have Christian bands playing every hour on the hour in Smithville's downtown Courtyard Park, along the 100 block of Main Street, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25.
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The Missouri High School Activities Association announced plans to reverse its policy for only member schools with in-person instruction to compete in sports this fall.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville and William Jewell College alumna Maddie Nelson will be returning to the Cardinals women’s basketball team as an assistant coach this season.
LIBERTY — Registration is open for Liberty youth tennis lessons conducted by Jimmy Hunter.
KEARNEY — Registration is open for Kearney Parks and Recreation youth fall sports. Following are available activities and the date each activity's early registration closes.
The Great Lakes Valley Conference Council of Presidents announced on Monday, July 27, that it voted to postpone a majority of the conference’s 2020 fall intercollegiate athletics season until the spring semester due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
LIBERTY — Liberty North junior-to-be Isabel Zimmerman announced her commitment to play volleyball at Auburn University.
- Smithville passes both education questions on August ballot
- Bob Nance retains seat as Clay County treasurer
- Megan Thompson claims Republican victory in eastern commissioner race
- Familiar female faces face off in November for western commissioner
- District 12 candidates Hurlbert, Kiefer head to November election
- Baldwin takes Republican ticket for county assessor
- Medicaid expansion on ballot for August primary
- August ballot full of state, county primary races
- House District 16 candidates move on to general election
LIBERTY — The Liberty Police Department will be holding a Custard with a Cop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. This event is similar to Coffee with a Cop, however, this event will include a free scoop of Sheridan’s Frozen Custard rather than the hot beverage.
It’s hot, and like many of you, one of my favorite ways to cool off is with a bowl of ice cream. Vanilla ice cream continues to be America’s flavor of choice. Ice cream’s origins are known to reach back as far as the second century B.C., although no specific date of origin or inventor has be…
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband had his gallbladder removed many years ago. In the past few years, he has had six ERCPs to remove gallstones from his bile duct, as he is still making them. He has been told to drink lots of water but that there is no preventive remedy. Do you have any suggestions …
With aging, we lose muscle. With all the staying home we’re doing now, we’re losing more muscle. We have to fight against that. One serious result of losing muscle at our age is the simple task of getting up off the floor. It can happen to anybody our age: You look for something at the back …
Every day in these hard times, grocery workers and delivery drivers, health care aides and cleaning staff, child care workers and fast food cooks go to work for $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage. It’s been $7.25 since July 24, 2009. That’s 11 years without an increase — the longest per…